Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region (A Timber Press Field Guide) (Paperback)

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This book caught my eye immediately; staring me down from the shelf until I gave in and made the purchase. If not because of my questionable affinity for mushrooms, then for the cover and pictures included inside as well. Not only is this book generally pleasing to the eye, I have also found it to be exceedingly educational and helpful for any mushroom hunters, both aspiring, and experienced. This field guide features a picture key on the inside front cover, a spine full of pages detailing every kind of Rocky Mountain mushroom there is, and inside the back cover, a labeled diagram for parts of a mushroom. This book also includes a small ruler on the back cover! I highly recommend this one to everybody, but mostly to the aspiring and active mushroom connoisseurs. 

- Kotah

— From Jittery June Staff Picks


A Must-Have for Mushroom Hunters in the Rockies

In Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain Region, Vera Evenson describes more than 220 species of the region’s most conspicuous, distinctive, interesting, and ecologically important mushrooms. This comprehensive guide features introductory chapters on the basics of mushroom structure, life cycles, and habitats. Profiles include color photographs, keys, and diagrams to aid in identification, and tips on how to recognize and avoid poisonous mushrooms.
  • Covers Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as adjacent areas in Montana and Idaho
  • Helpful keys for identification
  • Clear, color-coded layout
  • An essential reference for mushroom enthusiasts, hikers, and naturalists

About the Author

Vera Stucky Evenson is the curator of the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi at Denver Botanic Gardens. She collects and studies thousands of specimens and photographs of native mushrooms in many ecosystems, including those that grow in city environments. She served as president of the Colorado Mycological Society, and has received the North American Mycological Association’s Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology. She holds a bachelor’s degree in botany and bacteriology and a master’s degree in microbiology. 

Green inside and out, Denver Botanic Gardens began in 1951 and is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Gardens’ living collections encompass specimens from the tropics to the tundra, showcasing a plant palette chosen to thrive in Colorado’s semiarid climate. The Gardens offer world-class art exhibitions, education programs, and important plant conservation and research initiatives. For more information, visit

Praise For…

“Inestimable.” —Denver Life

“An interesting and helpful feature is a list of figures and photographs in which the Botanic Gardens’ accession numbers of the photographed collections are given, so an interested party could find the actual material for further study if desired.” —Myko Web
Product Details
ISBN: 9781604695762
ISBN-10: 1604695765
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: May 19th, 2015
Pages: 298
Language: English
Series: A Timber Press Field Guide